Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?

If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Ramnagar Beach at Neil Island

Ramnagar Beach at Neil Island
Date : 19 Oct 2021

Located at a distance of 70 kilometers from Mayabunder and 35 kilometers from Diglipur, Ramnagar Beach is a serene beach in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The beach is ideal for swimming. Moreover, there is a nature trek for trekkers as well. It is popular for turtle nesting. There are eco-friendly beach facilities such as eco-huts, benches, and seating arrangements for tourists. 


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Highlights of Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

Ramnagar Beach is a nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles. Therefore, the beach closes at 5 pm and no one is allowed to walk on the sand afterward. You can also see an artificial hatchery set up there. The turtle nesting season is between December and March, and you can see eggs being laid by sea turtles and released into the water. The beach is being developed into an eco-friendly picnic place for visitors by the forest department. 

Highlights of Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

Overview of Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

Ramnagar Beach is a long stretch of palm trees fringed by mangrove forests on both sides. The bay doesn’t have the typical light blue turquoise colors because the grayish volcanic sand makes the sea look darker. The place is not good for snorkeling owing to the murky waters but is a perfect spot for swimming. It is considered to be the best around the town. 

Things to do in Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

When in Diglipur, add Ramnagar Beach to your itinerary as this gorgeous spot is located 35 kilometers from there. Swimmers can enjoy at this beach a lot. Just like other tourist hotspots in Diglipur, here also there is a tropical forest surrounding the beach and one can trek through trails. Therefore, Ramnagar Beach is a perfect combo of greens and blues as well as the sandy beach nearby. 

Quaint vibes and crystal clear blue water make Ramnagar Beach the best choice for a relaxed, fun-filled vacation. Whether you want to go for trekking, sunbathe, or enjoy snorkeling, this little paradise has something for everyone. Tourists visiting Diglipur make sure that they witness the natural beauty of this beach. This serene beach is perfect for lazing and sunbathing. The tropical vibes and pleasant weather is sure to mesmerise your senses. It is straight out of a fairytale! It has a picture-perfect look owing to its clear blue waters and white sands that are lined with lush green trees. It promises you scenic beauty at its best. The beach has some of the most scenic spots for travel and nature lovers. It is amazingly gorgeous, and nature enthusiasts and beach bums never miss its splendor. Your search ends at Ramnagar Beach if you are looking for surreal natural surprises.

Eco-friendly beach amenities such as log sofas, eco-huts, and seating are laid out on the beach for total comfort. From December to March, which is the winter season here, the beach is considered as a turtle nesting ground.

Things to do in Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

Water Sports in Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

Ramnagar Beach is known for its exquisite marine life. There are small lagoons that are perfect for snorkeling. You can rent snorkeling gear from the resorts nearby. Dugong (sea cow), the state animal of the Andaman Islands, can also be spotted here if you are lucky. 

Apart from snorkeling, you can also indulge in swimming at Ramnagar Beach. The marine life is quite rich here. If you are an adventure lover, then you should visit this beach with your snorkeling gear and enough time in your hands. It is a good place to enjoy snorkeling. The warm water is crystal clear and it offers good visibility. Here, you can witness a beautiful underwater world. The clear blue waters add a touch of magic to the whole experience. The clear waters of this beach reveal hues of blues and greens once the sun starts shining bright. The color changes with the tide and the sun and you will be absolutely mesmerised by that sight. Ramnagar Beach is kissed by sea waves and offers great opportunities for snorkeling. You can be sure to spot some interesting sights of underwater creatures. Are you ready to embark on the most incredible journey of your life? 

Where to eat

There are some nice places to eat nearby Ramnagar Beach where you can enjoy delicious food. Their names are as follows:

  • Hira Hotel
  • The Hangout Restro
  • Annu Bar & Restaurant
  • New Hira Family Restaurant

Nearby Hotels in Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

Pristine Beach Resort, Turtle Resort, Titlee Guest House, APWD Guest House, and Saddle Peak View Resort are accommodations where you can stay nearby Ramnagar Beach. These properties are decent and are suitable for couples, families, friends, and solo travellers. Their tariff is also affordable. These offer their guests the most luxurious feeling while travelling and relaxing while on a leisure trip in the islands. These are located at convenient locations, that is, easily accessible from everywhere. Tourists have easy access to popular sightseeing points in the town as well. The facilities offered here are sure to make your stay comfortable, pleasant, and memorable. For tourists visiting Ramnagar Beach, these properties are excellent and pocket-friendly choices. The staff speaks Hindi and English and is always at your service. 

Some of the offered facilities at these resorts are as follows:

  • Restaurant
  • Dining Area
  • Power Backup
  • Housekeeping
  • Room Service (Limited duration)
  • Parking
  • Public Restrooms
  • Umbrellas
  • Torch
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Luggage Storage
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Luggage Assistance
  • Beach 
  • Laundry service
  • Children Activities (kid/family-friendly)

How to Reach Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

Ramnagar Beach is accessible via road. Tourists can drive through curvy mountain roads to reach this lovely beach. There are two daily boat services from Mayabunder and from Port Blair twice a week. Reaching there is not much of a hassle.

If you are planning to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the most incredible union territory of India, then contact Andaman Island Travels for your bookings. Whether it is ferry and airport transport, accommodations, water sports, or sightseeing tours, this travel agency based in Port Blair, the capital town, will make sure that you get the best within your desired budget.

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